Nothing says summer like biting into a juicy, sweet, messy mess of peach greatness. Though I was once opposed to the fur, I have learned to embrace it, bite through, and squish on in to the delectable awesomeness of this juicy summer treat.
What you may not have realized is that peaches come by their specialness naturally, as a member of the rose family, and that there are over 700 varieties of peaches grown. There’s an even better reason to enjoy peaches in the sunshine, though: They are rich in super health-promoting flavonoid poly phenolic antioxidants such as lutein, zea-xanthin and ß-cryptoxanthin. Go on — say those five times fast!
These compounds help scavenge the bad guys, the free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging us to look like dried up old raisins. I don’t know about you, but I want to rock it like a plump peach, not a withered one (preferably without so much fuzz, but so it goes).
The best way to enjoy a peach is in a swimsuit before diving into a fresh lake, but second best is in this most awesome, decadent-tasting, guilt-free, raw peach cream pie.
That’s right, I said Raw Peach Cream Pie!
This delight is so easy to make, and in the summer months when the kitchen can get steamy, the no-bake benefits help you to keep it cool as a cucumber… or raw peach cream pie.
Dig in, my friends. Dig in.Print
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